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Charles Roth MPC

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"A church warden and a magician have been arrested on suspicion of murdering two teachers who lived a few doors apart in a quiet village"

-- The Times (UK)
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Maids Moreton.
Adam Robertson
  
..and later, in the news:

"..The baffling case was solved by an elderly but shrewd woman who lived close by."
Sophie
  
"..The baffling case was solved by an elderly but shrewd woman who lived close by."

Was the village called St. Mary Mead?
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cercer wrote the following post Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:35:58 -0800
Parlementum Server Update
Linode, which hosts our VPS, will patch its hardware to protect against  Meltdown on our linode at:
* 2018-01-19 8:00:00 AM UTC - fortinbras_2206057

The site may be down for ~30 minutes

@elmussol @Manuel @giac hellvecio @Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum) @James D Morgan @Sean Tilley

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Wikipedia wrote:
Traditional celebrations to commemorate the event often entailed the wearing of oak apples (a type of plant gall, possibly known in some parts of the country as a "shick-shack") or sprigs of oak leaves, in reference to the occasion after the Battle of Worcester in September 1651, when Charles II escaped the Roundhead army by hiding in an oak tree near Boscobel House.[7] Anyone who failed to wear a sprig of oak risked being pelted with bird's eggs or thrashed with nettles.[2] In Sussex, those not wearing oak were liable to be pinched, giving rise to the unofficial name of "Pinch-bum Day"; similarly it was known as "Bumping Day" in Essex.[8]


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Parlementum has upgraded to a kernel with protections from Meltdown and Spectre
Linode is starting to roll out hardware patches for complete protection.
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Happy New Year, Charles! heavy black heart
Charles Roth MPC
  
Happy New Year, Haakon! bottle with popping cork fireworks
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http://www.latimes.com/sns-bc-dc--military-exercise-20171211-story.html

Military aircraft are scheduled to fly over the nation's capital region early Tuesday.


I hope it's not ECOMCON! smiling face with open mouth and tightly-closed eyes
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Cover name on Mi5: Mr Thornhill*
Still my favorite: George Smiley uses Mr Standfast**
Runner up: Scully and Mulder use Laura and Rob Petrie*** on an episode of X Files

* Roger Thornhill is the name of Cary Grant's character in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller North by Northwest
** Mr Standfast is a recurring character in the spy novels of John Buchan
*** The Dick Van Dyke Show
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Remember that scene in The Music Man where Hill sexually harasses the librarian, eventually forcing her to kiss him? It's the entire point of the song. Good times, good times.

We men have so much to learn, so much to atone for. I am profoundly sorry. I grieve that I lived in wilful ignorance while virtually every woman I know had to navigate a very unsafe world.
Manuel
  
This commentary honors you. Good morning my frend!
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Indeed.
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‘Do you mean you are still a vegetarian?’
‘Yes, more than ever,’ said Lupin.
‘From taste? Conviction? Habit?'
‘For reasons of health.’
‘And do you never break your rule?’
‘Oh yes . . . when I go out to dinner, so as not to appear eccentric.’

Arsene Lupin Omnibus (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) by Maurice Leblanc

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Click to read more about Arsene Lupin Omnibus (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) by Maurice Leblanc.  LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers
Adam Robertson
  
This author is new to me, but looks right up my alley. Should I begin with this book or is there a better starting point?
Charles Roth MPC
  
Plunge in anywhere. All the works are available on gutenberg.org and librivox.org. The author loves to tease Conan-Doyle. The Hollow Needle is my favorite.
Mike Macgirvin
  
My cousin went in the first wave (San Francisco, 1981 or 82). He was one of those whose family abandoned him and refused to talk about it. I was told he was in jail. End of discussion. I didn't find out the truth until about 2 years later when his sister "leaked" it to relatives who had continued to inquire.
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
I am sorry to hear about your cousin.
Charles Roth MPC
  
I am sorry, Mike.

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DNA sampling exposes nine 'yeti specimens' as eight bears and a dog

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Although it has not revealed the existence of the abominable snowman, DNA analysis has shed light on the evolutionary ‘family tree’ of bears, scientists say


*Bonus points if you get my reference.
mrjive
  
Do you mean "Three man in a boat"? Or the fact that the "abominable snowman" was the nickname we gave my brother in our childhood?
Charles Roth MPC
  
The first. Good to know the second one, though. :-)

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I was charged by a bull in a field in Indiana, I outran it.

I was charged by a wild boar on the island of Hawai'i along a canal,  I jumped vertically in the air and the dog with us chased it off.
Mike Macgirvin
  
Came face to face with  a California brown bear once. Just about my size, maybe a little more well fed. I was armed. We both stared at each other for about 30 seconds and went our separate ways.  On another trip I was hiking in the wilderness and turned back after I started up a narrow canyon and decided against it. As I was retracing my steps I came across mountain lion tracks on top of my earlier tracks. It's sobering to consider that you're being hunted for dinner.
Andrew Manning
  
One time I was walking down the sidewalk and encountered a trio of squirrels sitting on their hind legs facing each other as if they were having a conference. As I approached, I expected them to disperse as squirrels normally do, but instead they stopped me in my tracks and all turned their little heads up at me and stared me down until, sufficiently intimidated and unnerved, I walked around them and continued on my way, forever wondering what they were plotting.

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Thank you all for your messages, public and private.

I will continue the server for an indefinite time forward. Please keep your accounts here for the time being. I'm facing some tough choices but the Fediverse has always been a source of hope and joy.

I may hand off the server at some point to others, we shall see....

The main points I do need to note:
* I won't be paying for daily backups.
* We run the dev version of Hubzilla, liable to breakage
* The server runs Parabola (FAIF - Arch Linux), so it is alpha software liable to breakage

The help I may need is in troubleshooting or debugging. I just don't have the ability to handle that anymore. Free software used to be a hobby and distraction for me, but it has become, unfortunately, a chore.

Nevertheless, I would be nothing without all of you. We will find a way forward. I'll reply to your messages individually later.

@elmussol
@Manuel
@Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
@Sean Tilley
@giac hellvecio
giac hellvecio
  
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I  will be deleting parlementum.net and my server 30 November.  I have neither the budget nor the mental energy anymore.

Telegram: @ parlementum  (omit the space)
Sms/VoIP: 5094166701
Email: charlesroth@gmail.com

Please export/clone your data.


@Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
@elmussol
@Sean Tilley
@Manuel (Parlementum)
@giac hellvecio
h.ear.t | tobias
  
Charles Roth MPC
  
Thanks, @h.ear.t | tobias That is very generous. Let me think about it  over the next month.
bob
bob
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@parlementum Sorry to hear that, and thankyou for being a long time supporter of the federated internet.
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I am thankful I have found a home in Spokane.

I am thankful for my friends and family, and the friends and family I have reconnected with.

I am thankful I live above a river and across the street from a museum in a tree filled neighborhood.

I am looking forward to a quiet weekend, resting on the laurels of last year's DimSumGiving with Maikaru.
Be Well. Be Healthy.
Adam Robertson
  
Happy Thanksgiving @Charles Roth MPC
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Charles Manson Dies at 83
by Dave McNary on Variety

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Military says it will hold crew accountable for  tracing giant phallus over Okanogan

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Okanogan residents told The Spokesman-Review that they saw the male genitalia deliberately being drawn in the skies above their town by a jet around noon on Thursday.
elmussol
  
Does this mean you can now say "There's a big prick in the sky" without Airforce One being airborne?
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
They forgot the last lines of the lyrics. :-D


Penis Song - Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
by Monty Python on YouTube
Mike Macgirvin
  
The Naval Air Station in Whidbey Island has claimed responsibility for the drawing, calling it “unacceptable” and “of zero training value.”


I disagree. This is clearly a failure of imagination. Let's say you want to nuke a small country and do maximum damage. How would you make everybody look up and hold their personal tracking device skyward just prior to the initial EMP blast - knocking out all communications and blinding the populace at the same time? Bingo!
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Happy belated birthday, @giac hellvecio Make music, make money, make fun!
giac hellvecio
  
Thank you my friend.
music is a blessing ;-)
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Happy belated birthday from me too, @giac hellvecio \o/
giac hellvecio
  
thank you Haakon :)

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Colorful kokanee part of fall colors viewing spectacle at Sullivan Lake

FISHERIES -- Sullivan Lake is a great option for getting out to enjoy what's left of fall colors -- on the forest and on the fish! The Western larch needles are yellow and the crimson-colored kokanee are running from the lake into Harvey Creek where...



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A very belated, very happy birthday to you, @Jake Moomaw ! May the year ahead be filled with health, happiness, and lots of space news.
Jake Moomaw
  
Thank you @Charles Roth MPC !  It certainly has started well.  As far as the space news goes, the next year should be chock full of stuff.  First flight of Falcon Heavy in December, and the first crewed launches from the Cape since 2011 with both the Dragon 2 and Starliner coming online.  It is a wonderful time to be a space nerd!